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Old 29-09-2007   #1
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Unhappy blown engine help

Right, after my posts the other day, Chuggy finally gave up on me and stopped working altogether. Oh no, i have just spent alot of money over the summer having new clutch and exhaust and lots of other various bits done to her. Im assuming the engine is shagged by the noises she made before stopping on a very dangerous corner on a little road in mid wales. So , i have managed to get the car home and mechanic is gonna take a look and see exactly whats up.

So, thinking of the worst really, i dont want to scrap her, and feel it is my duty to bring her back to life either with a replacement 1108 engine or go for the conversion to 1242. Problem!, Money is tight, i am a student so work would need to be put on a credit card again.

Basically, I am wondering what sort of costs would i need to think of to get her back on the road, and maybe a point in the right direction to find a good quality recon engine for as little as possible.

I know alot of you get sad when cento's end up in the scrappys and i dont want to do this, spend money on another cento and then have to get work done yet again knowing that all the other bits on chuggy are fine.

Any help on this would be wicked, or if anyone has a good condition 1108 engine available they are selling, I am looking for one.

Cheers Colyn
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Re: blown engine help

Be careful buying a second hand engine. Avoid ones that look like they've sat around a scrappy in bad conditions and ones without a record of the mileage.
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Re: blown engine help

have a look on http://www.1stchoice.co.uk/ if you want an engine this is a good way to go because they text you the quotes and you pick the cheapest one. the parts are even delivered next day on a pallet. i used this company loads when i had my polo and its a great service !
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Re: blown engine help

or look for an mot failure with a good engine
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